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Optimization of structural elements

  • Jean-Louis Armand
Optimal Design
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 41)

Abstract

A numerical method for the solution of structural optimization problems involving ordinary differential equations is presented for a simple situation where the constraint is of an aeroelastic nature. The method is adapted from optimal control theory and has proven successful in a number of structural optimization problems. Its extension to two dimensional structures is outlined ; limitation to situations involving plates, however, is emphasized. It is assumed that the instability exhibited by the optimality condition is related to the fact that plates cannot in general achieve global extrema. Suggestions for further research in this area are presented.

Keywords

Design Variable Optimal Control Theory Global Extremum Structural Optimization Problem Optimal Structural Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Louis Armand
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Recherches de la Construction NavaleParisFrance
  2. 2.Ecole PolytechniqueParisFrance

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